Friday, November 28, 2008


Well I am off to scrap camp this weekend. I am not going to far away it is a local one. I will sleep at home and go for the days, thou I do work tomorrow morning... So I am sort of going to scrap camp...

Have a great weekend everyone. x

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Budget day!

This morning bright and early Matt had a meeting with one of the head honchos at our place......... Every year the reps get the 'budget talks'.

So Shawn, Liberty and I headed out just after 8am. We walked up to Grandmas where Liberty stayed for the morning. Shawn and I headed over to the school. I displayed some photos of "Jungle" in the foyer. It is quite a fun display. While there I got asked to take some more photos today of a dance group that was to perform at the assembly. So I had a lovely morning over at the school.

This photo is of a 'Christmas Conversation Starter' that I made awhile back. It was made using some Kaiser products that was sent to me in a kit from Julie's Scrapping Jewels. Julie has actually closed the shop until the new year. She is busy with her new bundle of joy. I took this box to dinner for my work Christmas party. It is filled with little questions about how you spend your Christmas. Thinks like 'What is your favourite Christmas food?' ' Favourite Christmas Song' things like that. Anyway it made for great conversation, better than talking about work stuff all night!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

One month away...

Today marks one month until Christmas. On the weekend our tree went up and tonight I started wrapping.
This morning Liberty and I did some stuff around the house then we went to play at Pam's.
While Liberty had her nap I sorted through some scrapping stuff. This weekend is scrap camp in Uralla.
After school Shawn and I headed off to the pool to join in celebrating Nash's birthday. Not very good pool weather, but kids don't really mind...
That is pretty much how my day went, hope you had a good one too. x

Monday, November 24, 2008

Hello! This a a page I did yesterday for a Scrapbooking Top 50 comp. The challenge was to stamp. Isn't he a cutie?
Over the weekend we had some wild weather, perfect indoor weekend. So Matt climbed into the roof and dragged down the Christmas boxes. Saturday evening we spent 3 hours putting the tree together. Sunday we spent the morning decorating the rest of the house. I must say I really enjoyed decorating this year. Both Shawn and Liberty are a lovely Christmas ages.
Today Liberty and I spent the morning in Armidale. I needed to get some photos printed, the rest of the time we just wondered around, stopped for a donut. We had a lovely girly time.
This afternoon we planted the veggie garden. Beans, Tomato varieties, Spinach, Strawberries and some herbs. Still a few gaps to fill. Shawn's girlfriend also helped... it was a lovely bonding session for us all :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Uralla Central School has been working on the play "Jungle". This pic is Shawn and his mate Nash. According to Shawn they are animals...he means to say cannibals... This is the boys with there wild hair. (They LOVE it!)
Sorry it is not a great pic. I always try and keep away from posting photos of children that are not mine. Nash isn't mine.... but his mother loves me :)
So, anyway today was a matinee performance and I went over and set up the video camera and then took 287 snaps. I must say I was impressed with my little D60... about time!
Tomorrow night is the last performance. It will be a sold out production. Shawn will have 8 supporters cheering for him! He loves it up on the stage... My little George Clooney...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy 80th Mickey!

Today Mickey Mouse turns 80 years young. What a party that would be at his house!

This morning I had morning tea with some of my wonderful friends...THANK YOU for the yummy cake Meg, sorry you couldn't enjoy it with us x
This afternoon it was time for more cake, this time with my Mum and Grandmother.
Because I hadn't eaten much today... We went to Armidale for dinner at the White Bull. I think this is my new favourite place to eat out in town.
The rest of this week is pretty busy. Sorry if I don't make it back. :)
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

I did this LO of Jess last Thursday. It has a good splash of pink Kindy Glitz on it, but the photo doesn't pick it up.
I had my work Christmas party last night. We had a great night! Amanda was down for the weekend so she came along as well. It was a lovely girls night out. I am sleepy today :)
* This page is the week 4 entry in Scrapbooking Top 50's 8 Weeks to Christmas comp. I have really enjoyed the challenges. This week is stamping....not my strong point at all! 2 Weeks ago I was lucky to win a stamping pack, hopefully that will help! lol

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Can you 6x6?

Do you have any scrap scrapbooking supplies?
Do you have some spare time to put together some 6x6 basic blank pages?

If so Southern Cross Kids Camp could use your help!

Have a look at this wonderful ladies blog for more info.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cindy's Blog Candy!

The very talented Cindy is giving away some of her Laser Cuts. To enter go and check out her blog HERE "To celebrate the release of our brand new fairies I'm giving away ONE chipboard Fairy and ONE Fairytale Castle embellishment to one lucky winner." Easy, you gotta be in it to win it....

Also if you haven't checked out this months 123 Challenge the criteria is...
1. Lace
2. A scary Face
3. Monochromatic

Also there are still a few more days to get your 123 CC entries in!

This is the view from our hotel room last weekend. Our room was one floor under the dining room, so this was also the view while we had some meals. This photo was taken approx 8am. Apparently this Bay is twice the size of Sydney Harbour.
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Weekend Review

Matt and I had a wonderful weekend away at Port Stephens for Matt's work Christmas party. This is a part of the Aussie coast will will visit again.
We drove down Friday and since we made good time we went into Newcastle to the shopping centre. That night we met up with the Wurth team and had dinner at a local pub. The next day we wandered around the marina before we all met up for lunch and a dolphin watching cruise. We did manage to spot a few dolphins, but I as blocked by foreign tourists and didn't get any good photos. We had a few hours by the pool and in the hot tub talking American politics before dinner at the hotel. This photo was taken from the dining room. To the right was the bay, beautiful views. I love how this looks like we had 2 moons... Very Star Wars of me! lol
Sunday morning we packed up and headed home on our 5 hour drive.... It was a relaxing, fun, stress free weekend.... Loved it!
Thanks to my Mum for staying with Shawn and Liberty x

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dolphins here I come!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Matt and I are off to Port Stephens tomorrow for his work Christmas party. Saturday we are going on a dolphin cruise. Sounds super!

Hopefully I will get some good photos to share when we get back! x

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Today was a wonderfully historic day....
Americans voted on their next President. Lets hope he is the right man for the job....

He had my vote! If I had voted....

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election 08

Not sure how this will work but lets give it a try! It will hopefully save me from looking at US news sites for info. Lets hope the right person for the job wins!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Rainy day

Today was a lovely rainy day! I did very little and loved every moment of it :)
Sorry for the really dark image... Not sure what is happening at the moment. When I download from my camera the images appear much darker through my PC/monitor...hummmm
Anyway.... Yesterday when I was busy cleaning carpets at my Mum's, Matt pulled things out of our bedroom so it could be cleaned. I walked in the door and discovered this! Rost Off is like DW40, Wurths "handy thing" product... It is also in a can strong enough to prop up a queen bed! Matt needed to prop up the bed so the cleaner would reach all the way under. He is a clever boy my Matt!
Well I have a hot date with my iron and the Winchester boys....bye....

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Well since my last post we have all been very busy!

Thursday Shawn had his school Halloween disco. He dressed as the fantastic Captain Jack Sparrow. He wore the wig we coveted from Disneyland and I made the vest and belts, quick and easy!The primary dance finished at 7pm but I stayed on to supervise the secondary students. It was a good night!

Friday was a bit of running around in the morning ready to kick back for the afternoon. The wonderful Miss Walsh (Shawn's teacher last year) and Pam came for afternoon tea. We had a lovely afternoon. Tanya is taking a teaching position in Dubai next year.... she will be missed!

Saturday I worked in the morning. That evening we had 18 for a BBQ dinner. It was great! So easy. Each family supplied their meat and a salad to share. Add to that the nibbles and we could have easily fed another 18! Only 3 casualties. Nash ran full throttle into the glass sliding door. Door is fine, Nash has a large bump on his forehead. It doesn't look to bad because you can't see it for all the hair! :) Next up was my carpet and Megs pants.... Rach decided to throw coke all over Meg... Not really, it was a total accident, but that makes for a dull story. :) Love you Rach x

Today. My wonderful children slept in past 8am!!! We bummed around for awhile, Matt woke up with a nasty head cold. About 10am we thought we would clean the carpets (as mentioned above) We just hire the ones from the supermarkets and do them ourselves. So for under $50 we did all of our house the couch and dining chairs. Then I went up to my Grandmothers and did all of her rugs and 2 big rooms. Then I did Mum's rugs and carpet. I am really impressed at how well our dining chairs came up. Now Matt and I are exhausted. I don't know about him, but I am off to bed very soon.

Before I go, I had a scrapbook win! If you would like to see the page click on this link.